Zimmer Biomet, Surgical Planning Partner for Total Hip Replacement

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Zimmer Biomet (NYSE: ZBH) today announced that it has signed an exclusive, multi-year co-marketing agreement with Surgical Planning.

Warsaw, Indiana-based ZB’s agreement with Surgical Planning is for the commercialization of Surgical Planning’s HipInsight.

HipInsight is the first FDA-approved mixed reality navigation system for total hip replacement. It is customized for Zimmer Biomet’s hip implant portfolio, according to a press release. It allows surgeons to use Microsoft HoloLens 2 glasses to view a hologram of the patient’s pelvic anatomy during surgery.

Zimmer Biomet said HipInsight expands the capabilities of its ZBEdge suite of integrated smart, digital and robotic technologies. The company has added HipInsight to its OptiVu mixed reality app portfolio.

“Adding HipInsight to our mixed reality portfolio advances our commitment to transforming the surgical experience with the latest innovative technologies to help surgeons improve accuracy, achieve better outcomes, and optimize efficiency when performing surgery. ‘total hip arthroplasty,’ said Dr. Nitin Goyal, director of science, technology and innovation at Zimmer Biomet. “This collaboration enables us to offer surgeons a sophisticated and proven mixed reality-based visualization tool, customized for exclusive use with our hip implant portfolio.”

HipInsight offers a detailed 3D surgical plan based on CT scan with information for accurate and efficient implant placement. It provides planned component size, pelvic tilt, leg length and shift shift.

During the surgery, the use of mixed reality glasses and an intelligent recording tool superimposes the holograms in real time. This gives the surgeon a direct view of the surgical plan on the patient’s anatomy.

“We are proud to partner with Zimmer Biomet, a leader in joint replacement surgery, to co-market HipInsight for their portfolio of hip implant systems,” said Dr. Stephen B. Murphy, founder of Surgical Planning Associates. “Unlike traditional intraoperative surgical navigation systems that provide information on flat screens out of sight of the surgeon, HipInsight leverages Microsoft HoloLens 2 mixed reality glasses in a truly innovative way to display images and information in the field. of vision of the surgeons in order to allow a precise positioning of the implant. This collaboration is the next step in our journey to make mixed reality-based surgical guidance the standard of care in orthopedics.

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